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From telemarketing fraud and phishing to catfishing and the Nigerian prince scam, wire fraud is a serious federal crime that is punishable by a lengthy federal prison sentence, fines worth tens of thousands of dollars or more, and a permanent criminal record that can lead to the loss of certain rights, such as gun and voting rights.

If you or a loved one has been accused of some form of wire fraud in Massachusetts, look no further than Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law to protect your rights, reputation, and freedom. With more than four decades of trial-tested experience in federal court, our Boston wire fraud defense attorney handles the most complex criminal cases and nationally renowned as one of the country’s best litigators by the legal community.

Facing wire fraud charges in Massachusetts? Contact Martin G. Weinberg, Attorney at Law today at (617) 227-3700 to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your case.

What is Wire Fraud?

Wire fraud is defined as intentionally using a communication device (e.g. landline telephones, cellphones, computers, tablets, etc.) to send information from one state to another as part of a scheme to defraud someone else of money, goods, or services. Common types of electronic communications include phone calls, emails, websites, and social media.

The following are the elements the prosecution must prove to convict someone of wire fraud:

  • The defendant intentionally or voluntarily devised or participated in a scheme to defraud another person of money, goods, or services.

  • The defendant committed the act with an intention to defraud someone else.

  • Interstate wire communications was used to commit and/or further the scheme or such wire communications would be used in the foreseeable future.

A conviction for wire fraud is a punishable by a maximum federal prison term of 20 years and fines no more than $250,000. If wire fraud affects or is committed against a financial institution, then a conviction will result in a prison sentence of up to 30 years.

Let Attorney Martin G. Weinberg Protect Your Rights & Freedom

Attorney Weinberg will listen to your story, thoroughly review the facts and circumstances of your case, and determine which legal defenses are applicable for your case in order to help you avoid conviction or get your charges/penalties significantly reduced. He has represented clients in more than 20 federal district courts, eight U.S. Courts of Appeals, and in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Call us today at (617) 227-3700 for experienced and responsive legal representation immediately.

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Significant Cases

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Bravo Fernandez

    (722 F3d 1, 1st Cir, 2013): Federal Court of Appeals reversed conviction of a leading businessman in Puerto Rico for federal programs bribery holding that gratuities cannot, legally, be the basis for such a conviction.

  • Acquittal US v Bravo-Fernandez

    18-1358 (1st Cir, 2019): First Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a conviction of a business executive for bribing a Puerto Rico Senator holding that the Government failed to meet each essential element of proof under 18 USC 666, and ordering the entry of a judgment of acquittal.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Casellas-Toro

    (1st Cir, 2015): Appellate reversal of a federal false statement conviction due to a "Rare application of the presumption of prejudice resulting from pervasive publicity from prior case”

  • Acquittal US v DiMasi

    Acquittal of Richard Vitale on federal honest services charges in corruption case involving former Massachusetts Speaker of the House Salvatore DiMasi

  • Dismissed Charges US v Handa

    892 F.3d 95 (1st Cir. 2018): Dismissal of bank and wire fraud charges against business owner on Speedy Trial grounds due to delay between indictment and his arrest returning to the US from India.

  • Acquittal US v Pappathanasi

    Acquittal of defendant charged with conspiracy to evade taxes in violation of 18 U.S.C. § 371.

  • Reversal of Convictions US v Tavares

    (1st Cir, Dec. 2016): 1st Circuit Court of Appeals reversal of RICO and mail fraud convictions in a public corruption case.

  • Reversal of Conviction US v Vazquez-Rivera

    665 F3d 351 CA 1 (2011): Reversal of child pornography conviction based on improper admission of opinion evidence from FBI agent which prejudiced defendant’s right to a fair trial.

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